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Population in 2012: 310 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.6%
Males: 159  (51.5%)
Females: 151  (48.5%)

Median resident age:  52.9 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 27857.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,551 (it was $26,458 in 2000)
Oak City:

$40,551
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,363

Oak City town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $73,682 (it was $44,100 in 2000)
Oak City:

$73,682
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $89,882; Detached houses: $93,903; Mobile homes: $54,894

Median gross rent in 2012: $615.

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Oak City races chart
  • Black alone - 187 (59.0%)
  • White alone - 119 (37.5%)
  • Hispanic - 6 (1.9%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.3%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Oak City: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (11.1%), Irish (4.2%), Scottish (3.6%), French (2.3%), Subsaharan African (2.0%), German (1.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 84 feet

Land area: 0.48 square miles.

Population density: 649 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Oak City:

  • High school or higher: 85.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.1%
  • Unemployed: 12.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oak City town:

  • Never married: 32.8%
  • Now married: 43.7%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 18.5%
  • Divorced: 2.3%

1 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.3%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Oak City, North Carolina as of July 30, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Oak City to the number of sex offenders is 52 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $835 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $786 (1.1%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greenville, NC (25.3 miles , pop. 60,476).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (75.7 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (302.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Hassell, NC (2.0 miles) , Hamilton, NC (2.4 miles ), Hobgood, NC (2.6 miles ), Speed, NC (2.8 miles) , Robersonville, NC (3.2 miles ), Parmele, NC (3.2 miles ), Bethel, NC (3.4 miles ), Everetts, NC (3.4 miles) .

Latitude: 35.96 N, Longitude: 77.31 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 252

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.8%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (53%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (19%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Utilities (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Wholesale trade (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (41%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Religious workers (7%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (16%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (14%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (10%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)

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Average climate in Oak City, North Carolina

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Tornado activity:

Oak City-area historical tornado activity is above North Carolina state average. It is 56% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.5 miles away from the Oak City town center killed 16 people and injured 153 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 11/28/1988, a category F4 tornado 34.3 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 154 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Oak City-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 69.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Martin County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Flood: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Oak City:

  • LIFE, INC TWIN ACRES GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 13 miles away; WILLIAMSTON, NC)
  • HALIFAX COUNTY DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; SCOTLAND NECK, NC)
  • KINDRED NURSING AND REHAB-SCOTLAND NECK (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; SCOTLAND NECK, NC)

Political contributions by individuals in Oak City, NC

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oak City:

  • East Carolina University (about 25 miles; Greenville, NC; Full-time enrollment: 20,942)
  • Pitt Community College (about 30 miles; Winterville, NC; FT enrollment: 4,389)
  • Wayne Community College (about 54 miles; Goldsboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,008)
  • Elizabeth City State University (about 65 miles; Elizabeth City, NC; FT enrollment: 2,876)
  • Johnston Community College (about 67 miles; Smithfield, NC; FT enrollment: 2,166)
  • Mount Olive College (about 68 miles; Mount Olive, NC; FT enrollment: 2,812)
  • Shaw University (about 76 miles; Raleigh, NC; FT enrollment: 2,283)

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Churches in Oak City include: Saint Mark Church (A), Saint Paul Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Martin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 29.8. This is about average.
City:

29.8
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 15.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

15.8
U.S.:

25.4
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.71. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.71
U.S.:

9.59
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 2.00. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.00
U.S.:

3.46


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.3%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.4% for Black residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  58.9%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  2.1%
Whole state:  5.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Oak City, NC

Oak City compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Oak City travel time to work - commute


Oak City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (43%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (36%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (19%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Oak City town (based on Martin County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.58%
Here51.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)United Methodist ChurchInternational Pentecostal Holiness Church
Adherents36.3%24.0%14.6%7.0%5.0%
Congregations18.6%20.3%16.9%13.6%8.5%
NameOriginal Free Will BaptistsPresbyterian Church (USA)Catholic ChurchEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents3.9%2.3%1.6%1.4%4.0%
Congregations3.4%5.1%1.7%1.7%10.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
This county:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Martin County:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
This county:

5.53 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Martin County:

8.08 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

13.8%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

34.2%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Martin County:

16.3%
State:

15.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,870
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$701
Other and Unallocable 1$1,530$18,3600$0
Totals for Government 1$1,530$18,3607$2,571

Oak City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $270,000 ($870.97)
    Central Staff Services: $52,000 ($167.74)
    Regular Highways: $26,000 ($83.87)
    Fire Protection: $18,000 ($58.06)
    Police Protection: $13,000 ($41.94)
    Sewerage: $9,000 ($29.03)
    Water Utilities: $4,000 ($12.90)
    Housing & Community Development: $2,000 ($6.45)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($6.45)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($3.23)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $1,000 ($3.23)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $54,000 ($174.19)

Oak City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $20,000 ($64.52)
    All Other: $1,000 ($3.23)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $17,000 ($54.84)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($29.03)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($3.23)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $303,000 ($977.42)
    Water Utilities: $8,000 ($25.81)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $23,000 ($74.19)
    General Support: $4,000 ($12.90)
  • Tax - Property: $60,000 ($193.55)
    NEC: $3,000 ($9.68)
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,000 ($6.45)

Oak City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $552,000 ($1780.65)

5.00% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,178 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.00%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Pitt County, NC  1.01% ($30,126 average AGI)
from Washington County, NC  0.47% ($30,976)
from Bertie County, NC  0.38% ($27,970)


5.31% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,176 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.31%
North Carolina average:

7.27%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Pitt County, NC  1.75% ($26,618 average AGI)
to Beaufort County, NC  0.36% ($30,097)
to Edgecombe County, NC  0.35% ($30,533)

Strongest AM radio stations in Oak City:

  • WYAL (1280 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SCOTLAND NECK, NC)
  • WNCT (1070 AM; 10 kW; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCPS (760 AM; daytime; 1 kW; TARBORO, NC; Owner: JOHNSON BROADCAST VENTURES, LTD)
  • WDLX (930 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WGHB (1250 AM; 5 kW; FARMVILLE, NC; Owner: CONNER MEDIA, INC.)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEED (1390 AM; 5 kW; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: NORTHSTAR BROADCATING CORPORATION)
  • WIAM (900 AM; 1 kW; WILLIAMSTON, NC; Owner: LIFELINE MINISTRIES, INC)
  • WGTM (590 AM; 5 kW; WILSON, NC; Owner: SPIRIT BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oak City:

  • WTRG (100.7 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCBZ (103.7 FM; WILLIAMSTON, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WBKU (91.7 FM; AHSOKIE, NC; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WKTC (95.5 FM; PINETOPS, NC; Owner: WEQQ, INC.)
  • WFXK (104.3 FM; TARBORO, NC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WERO (93.3 FM; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WNCT-FM (107.9 FM; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRDU (106.1 FM; WILSON, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRNS-FM (95.1 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WRQM (90.9 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES UNIVERSITY OF NC AT CHAPEL HILL)
  • WRSV (92.1 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: NORTHSTAR BROADCATING CORPORATION)
  • WIAM-FM (98.9 FM; WINDSOR, NC; Owner: LIFELINE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WURB (97.7 FM; WINDSOR, NC; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGPM (94.3 FM; FARMVILLE, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Oak City:

  • WITN-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: WITN LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WNCT-TV (Channel 9; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFTB-LP (Channel 55; WILLIAMSTON, ETC., NC; Owner: FREE TEMPLE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WUNK-TV (Channel 25; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WUND-TV (Channel 2; COLUMBIA, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WRAY-TV (Channel 30; WILSON, NC; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • WUNP-TV (Channel 36; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WRPX (Channel 47; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: PAXSON RALEIGH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCTI-TV (Channel 12; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUNM-TV (Channel 19; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WYDO (Channel 14; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF EASTERN CAROLINA LICENSE LLC)
  • W60CV (Channel 60; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Oak City fatal accident list:

Sep 11, 1999 10:22 AM, Sr-11, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 6, 1986 09:45 AM, 11, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jan 21, 1985 04:45 PM, 11, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1



FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: NL7YV, Previous Call Sign: WL7CAR, Licensee ID: L00222083
    Grant Date: 11/28/2012, Expiration Date: 09/15/2022, Certifier: Alton Carney
    Registrant: Alton Carney, Oak City, NC 27857
  • Call Sign: KJ4DMU, Licensee ID: L01380695
    Grant Date: 04/23/2008, Expiration Date: 04/23/2018, Certifier: Christopher M Shelton
    Registrant: Christopher M Shelton, 300 Nc Highway 11, Oak City, NC 27857


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
  • Hazardous Condition: 1


Most common first names in Oak City, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William2170.3 years
Robert1972.6 years
James1566.6 years
John1575.0 years
Mary1576.1 years
Annie1375.8 years
George1079.1 years
Willie868.2 years
Mattie783.3 years
Ernest673.0 years
Most common last names in Oak City, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams2372.3 years
Smith1771.2 years
Bryant1669.8 years
Spruill1463.1 years
Harrell1278.2 years
Jones1272.0 years
Council1173.7 years
Hyman1174.3 years
Brown1174.5 years
Johnson1172.5 years
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